The country had the crazies... jittering over the Illuminati, probably a ring of flipped-out kids. That's what Saul Goodman thought at first – until his street-wise mind studied the eerie evidence. And every bloody sign pointed to the existence of Illuminatus, a secret cult swelling in evil these thousands of years, ready now to take the world by the throat. Saul Goodman had to find the high priest. Had it once been George Washington's impersonator? Or Charles Manson? Or the famous Hollywood sex goddess who convincingly arranged her own suicide... In a breakneck race against an awesome deadline, Goodman plunged down the trail to truth – as the days fell away to Armageddon.
Robert Shea (1933–1994) was a novelist and former journalist best known as co-author with Robert Anton Wilson of the science fantasy trilogy Illuminatus!. It became a cult success and won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award in 1986. Shea went on to write several action novels based in exotic historical settings.